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California man arrested with 800 pounds of stolen lemons

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2012

    Lemons are apparently a hot commodity for some. Riverside County sheriff’s officials say 69-year-old Dionicio Fierros was arrested last week on suspicion of theft of agricultural products after he was stopped with 800 pounds of stolen lemons in his car.

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THERMAL, Calif. >> Talk about driving a lemon!

Authorities say a man has been arrested in Southern California after deputies found about 800 pounds of stolen lemons inside his car.

Riverside County sheriff’s officials say 69-year-old Dionicio Fierros was arrested Friday on suspicion of theft of agricultural products.

Deputies were investigating recent farm thefts when they stopped Fierros’ car in Thermal on Friday morning.

Inside his car, deputies say they found several large bags of freshly picked lemons they believe were stolen from a nearby farm.

A telephone number for Fierros could not be located in public records and it wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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